3 strokes
Jouyou kanji
Taught in 1st grade
JLPT exam level N5

little, small

Kun'yomi
  • small ②slight ③low (e.g. sound) ④unimportant
  • こ-
  • お-
  • さ-
On'yomi
  • ショ
    smallness ②short month (i.e. having fewer than 31 days) ③elementary school ④smaller (of two things, places, etc. with the same name) ⑤unit of field area (approx. 400 sq m)
Nanori
  • いさら
  • こう
  • さざ
    small
  • しゃお
  • ちいさ

Main Radical

(KanXi)

Variants

Reading Commonality

ショウ 51.4%
こ- 29.4%
ちいさい 15.8%
お- 1.8%
さ- 0.9%
こう 0.7%
さざ 0.0%

Character Breakdown

little, small
ショウ こ- ちい.さい (1st, N5)
feathered stick, barb radical (no. 6)
ケツ かぎ (Kentei 1)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ や はっ (1st, N5)

Common Words

smallness ②short month (i.e. having fewer than 31 days) ③elementary school ④smaller (of two things, places, etc. with the same name) ⑤unit of field area (approx. 400 sq m)
youngster ②young Buddhist monk ③young shop-boy
small ②slight ③low (e.g. sound) ④unimportant
elementary school student
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References

Unicode hex code 5C0F
JIS X 0208 1-30-14
Nelson, A. Classic Nelson 1355
Haig, J. New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary 1389
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Tuttle Dictionary Descriptor Code 3n0.1
Four corner code 9000.0
De Roo Code 1141